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Wabi-Sabi Weekend: The Art of Tea, The Art of Life

On Wabi-Sabi Weekends, I post excerpts from my book, Simply Imperfect: Revisiting the Wabi-Sabi House. 

“The art of chanoyu consists in nothing else but in boiling water, making tea, and sipping it.” — Tea Master Sen no Rikyu

Though most Westerners don’t see the delight in spending four hours kneeling (painfully) to watch someone build a charcoal fire and whisk a bitter green powder known as matcha into a froth, Chanoyu, or Tea (literally “hot water for … Continue reading

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